categoryMenu_new
 
  Home
  EXTRAORDINARY AH Teaching from Spiritual Hierarchy
  AbundantHope
  NEW READERS! Read Here First
  Supporting AH
  Leadership of AbundantHope
  Announcements
  Regional AH Sites
  Other Sites with AH material
  Contact Us
  Becoming A Messiah
  OUR PUBLIC FORUM IS OPEN TOO ALL
  Mission Ideas
  System Busting
  Cleric Letter/English
  Translations of Cleric Letter
  AH Member Writings
  Candace
  Ron
  Rosie
  Jess
  Brian's Poetry
  James
  Giuseppe
  Esteban
  Telepathic Messages
  Candace
  Jess Anthony
  Vince
  Leonette
  John
  Adam
  Bela
  Joyce
  Hazel
  Kibo
  Peter
  Rosie
  Johan
  Lucia
  Lucia G
  Rubens
  Shellee-Kim
  Ben
  Dorothea
  Solon
  Others
  Targeted Messages
  Hano
  Light Flower
  Changing The Face Of Religion
  - Phoenix Journals - PDF in German
  Candace on Religion
  Other Spiritual Pieces
  Spiritual Nuggets by the Masters
  Phoenix Journals
  Phoenix Journals - PDF
  Telepathic Messages PDF books
  Selections from the Urantia Book
  CMGSN Pieces
  THE WAVE
  David Crayford and the ITC
 
  Environment/Science
  Health and Nutrition
  Podcasts, Radio Shows, Video by AH
  Political Information
  True US History
  Human/Animal Rights
  The Miracle That Is Me
  Education
  Resources
  911 Material
  Books - eBooks
  government email/phone #'s
  Self Reliance
  Video
  Websites
  Alternative News Sources
  Art and Music
  Foreign Sites
  Health and Healing
  Human/Animal Rights
  Scientific
  Spiritual
  Vegan Recipes
  Translated Material
  Dutch
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Jess
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Candace
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Anderen
  Artikelen/berichten
  French
  Canal Jess
  Par Candace
  Other Channels
  Articles
  German
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Candace)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Jess)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (div.)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Candace)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Jess)
  Spirituelle Schätze
  Italian
  Translations - Candace
  Translations - Jess
  Translations - Others
  Portuguese
  by Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Spanish
  Anfitriones Divinos
  Bitácoras Fénix
  Creadores-de-Alas (WingMakers/Lyricus)
  Escritos de Candace
  Escritos de Otros
  Monjoronsón
  Telemensajes de Candace
  Telemensajes de Jess Anthony
  Telemensajes de Otros
  Chinese
  By Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Korean Translations
  Hungarian Translations
  Swedish Translations

Search
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Environment/Science Last Updated: Apr 9, 2019 - 11:53:12 PM


France Proclaims Trees Should Have Rights
By Jeanne Smits
Apr 9, 2019 - 11:49:26 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page Share/Bookmark

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/france-proclaims-trees-should-have-rights

April 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) - "A tree is a living organism whose average lifespan is far longer than that of a human being. It should be respected throughout its life and have the right to develop and to reproduce freely, from its birth to its natural death, whether it be a town tree or a country tree. A tree should be considered as a subject of law, including when laws regarding human property are involved."

This astonishing proclamation of rights is perhaps the most extreme manifestation of anti-speciesism to date, way beyond the demands of animal rights campaigners who are already doing all they can to erase the differences between mankind and the animal world.

Even more remarkably, the "Declaration of tree rights" was adopted in a meeting room of the French National Assembly in Paris last Friday.

The symposium was organized under the title "Remarkable Trees" by a member of the National Assembly and former minister Delphine Batho, president of the French political environmentalist party Génération écologie since last September who is no mere backbencher.

She was elected to the National Assembly in 2007 and has since then had several high-ranking appointments. She was spokeswoman of François Hollande during his candidacy in 2012. After he was elected president of France, she became deputy minister of Justice, and after a cabinet reshuffle, minister of Ecology, Sustainable development and Energy. She left the government after having criticized the budget allocated to her ministry in 2013 and returned to the National Assembly under Socialist party colors before joining the Environmentalists in 2018.

Batho personally presided at the tree symposium together with the president of a society for the protection of trees, "A.r.b.r.e.s" and also published a number of tweets announcing the enthusiastic adoption of the declaration of rights by all the participants.

"So the declaration of rights for #trees has triggered quite a few ironic comments here... Here are a few very solid reading suggestions to share and to like," she tweeted, adding pictures of books about the "good use" and the "secret lives" and "sensitivity" of trees.

She retweeted the message of an environmentalist urging readers to "write out" the declaration "100 times."

Batho also said: "Our objective is to obtain a law that will recognize trees as sentient beings."

The objective of the symposium was not completely harebrained: participants wanted better management of historic trees that are surely treasures in landscapes and towns. Working for a more beautiful environment and asking for protection of trees from being felled for utilitarian or commercial motives can be very legitimate.

To date, hundreds of trees in France have received a "remarkable tree" label since 2000 by the association, taking into account their rarity, age, size and sheer beauty, and all are still standing. They include a locust tree across the Seine from Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, planted in 1601, an oak tree in Brittany supposedly about 1,600 years old and a flourishing olive tree in Corsica that is an estimated 2,000 years old.

But the problem with modern environmentalists is that they put the protection of nature in its broadest sense on a par with human rights, diverting the meaning of human obligations away from God and fellow men as their first objects toward the animal and vegetable kingdoms. As a consequence, respect for human life comes second to the respect for "the planet" or "Mother Earth" and ultimately, man is considered as a threat to nature.

This is the philosophy behind the "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDG's) of the United Nations that encourages population control through universal access to contraceptives, so-called "over-population" being presented as the main cause of the excessive use of natural resources and the disregard of "rights" of nature.

This philosophy is also deeply pagan or pantheistic in nature, not only putting the animal and vegetable realms on equal footing with humanity but crediting "nature" for all that is good. It includes promoting the aboriginal vision of the forces of nature as a wise approach to the world around us.

That is precisely the kind of thinking behind Batho's and friends' "Declaration of tree rights" which defines a tree as a "living being that is sensitive to changes in its environment, and that should be respected as such without being reduced to the status of a mere object."

Trees "have a right to the airspace and underground space it needs to reach its full growth and its adult size." "In these conditions trees have a right to their physical integrity, be it in the air (branches, trunk, foliage) or underground (root network). Damage to these organs weaken them considerably, as do the use of pesticides and other toxic substances," the declaration continues, before demanding for every tree "the right to develop and to reproduce freely, from its birth to its natural death."

In a glimmer of common sense, the declaration does go on to say that "some trees" are "planted and used" for the needs of man and cannot be treated according to "the criteria as stated above" - but it adds that even for these trees, their "natural life-cycle" should be respected.

Goodbye fir trees for Christmas! And woe to those who trample on seedlings or plant ornamental trees too close together, or "kill" them because they are in the way?

Giving anthropomorphic rights to trees is a typically unreasonable solution to problems that can exist, such as excessive felling or insensitivity to the beauty of nature.

In an interview with French Catholic TV station KTO, Batho said in March that she favored "radical measures" to stop global warming, "such as prohibiting air trips where train services exist." She also warned against "populists" who are "climate skeptics, xenophobes, sexists and homophobes." "Nationalist responses negate planetary problems. We say on the contrary that we need Europe. We can't face the challenges of climate change from home, in our own countries. Europe needs to be at the forefront of that battle," she said.

Fighting for trees' "rights" is just another way of promoting the relativization of man's unique nature, body and soul, with its specific rights, obligations, moral duties and immortal destiny.


View image on TwitterView image on Twitter


Delphine Batho@delphinebatho

🌳 Adoption de la DECLARATION DES DROITS DES ARBRES avec l'association @A_ARBRES à @AssembleeNat. Notre objectif est l'adoption d'une loi reconnaissant l'arbre comme être sensible.

175



All writings by members of AbundantHope are copyrighted by
©2005-2019 AbundantHope - All rights reserved

Detailed explanation of AbundantHope's Copyrights are found here


Top of Page

Environment/Science
Latest Headlines
Scientists Say Babies Will Grow In Artificial Wombs Within 10 years
Monsanto Faces More Than 13,000 Plaintiffs Amid Calls In Europe They Kept Dossiers On Influential People Both Pro And Anti Pesticide, Rigged Studies
A China Food Crisis More Danger Than Trade War ?
Gates Foundation Funded "Fact-Checker" (POLITIFACT) Censors GreenMedInfo on Facebook for Reposting Accurate Vaccine Meme
Xenobiotics In Vaccines: The Place To Start REAL Scientific Investigations
Anomalous Weather: Both a Weapon and Scourge of Climate Hysterics
Will the Discovery of Another Plastic-trashed Island Finally Spark Meaningful Change ?
The Moment of Truth for the Oroville Dam-New Data Indicates the Coming Failure
The real war on women:”Trans Women” women competing in female sports
Historic Agreement to Reduce Plastic Waste Reached by Nearly Every Country in the World
Bayer Ordered To Pay $2 Billion In Roundup Damages; Admits Spying On Influential Europeans
How GMO Seeds and Monsanto/Bayer’s “RoundUp” are Driving US Policy in Venezuela
US EPA Says Glyphosate OK Despite Contrary Evidence
No More “Wild Measles,” Only Vaccine Genotypes ?
Children Have to Listen to Fake News, Too, and It's Not Good for Them
Mapping PFAS Crisis: New Data Reveals 19 Million Americans In 43 States Exposed To Toxic Chemicals
The Rice Video - Carbon Dioxide in perspective by The Galileo Movement
The Atlantic Finally Covers the Same Story Natural News Warned the World About 15 Years Ago
Six Reasons Why You Should Ignore the UN’s Species Extinction Report
The Solar Energy Racket